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Submitted by Pam on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 00:16
Making Dala has been a journey - a journey filled with learning new skills, wrong turns, flashes of insight, mistakes and successes.
Dala was a challenge and it is the overcoming of that challenge and what I learned along the way that I am sharing here. It is a long post. It really is. In fact - you might consider it a free e-book! But hopefully, anyone wanting to make stuffed toys be they Dala's or frogs, will find it and the resources within useful.
Submitted by Pam on Mon, 07/25/2011 - 03:46
Happy Christmas in July!
I have been so excited for this day to arrive as I am sharing the celebration with three friends who love Swedish Dala Horses as much as I do.
Submitted by Pam on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 16:41
Submitted by Pam on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 03:58
Weaving both sides of a small cardboard loom = weaving two cool holiday tree ornaments at the same time.
These trees measure about 4 1/2" and are not only great ornaments, but would be beautiful tied onto a package. Hang several in a window or create a garland. Make big ones and little ones and mix them up in a display. My crafty online family is a brilliant lot, so I know there are lots of cool ways these will be used.
Submitted by Pam on Sat, 07/16/2011 - 02:22
It is not too early to start gathering books to read to your children, grand children or your sweetie or even to yourself during Christmas Advent season. Here is a peak at part of my own collection.
As you know I am a huge fan of setting time aside every evening, beginning December first, to read stories and poems that are only read at this time of year. They can be Christmas stories, fairy tales, or other favorite books that might have enchanted you in your childhood.
The key - they are saved only for the most magical season of the year!
You might remember that although reading special books during the holidays has been a tradition in my own family, the idea of creating an Advent reading library belongs to Bethany at The Paper Pony. When I first saw her little basket filled with books, I decided at once to spread the word!
So, in the spirit of spreading the word and getting families started on the process of gathering special books for the winter holidays - here is a little Christmas in July Giveaway
Leave a comment telling me what you think of the idea of creating an Advent reading tradition to have a chance to win this beautiful book.
I realize it is written for young children, but whether or not there are young children living in your home, most of us do have a young child in our lives - a friend, a grand child, a niece, a neighbor. Why not start an advent library for them?
The giveaway is open to all including international readers and entries will be accepted until 6:00 pm Pacific Time July 23rd. The winner will be announced on Christmas in July Eve - July 24th!
Good luck everyone!
GIVEWAY IS CLOSED. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL.